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Family Values (Posted on 2005-03-31) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Jon is Lorraine's brother,
Diane married Jon,
Diane is John's sister,
Lorraine married John,
Diane and Jon had seven grandchildren,
Diane and Jon had three children.
Lorraine and John had two children,
Lorraine and John had seven grandchildren.
Ricardo, one of Diane and Jon's children, and a cousin to Lorna-jane and Frasier, did not marry or have any children.
Diane and Jon had two other children - Juan and Suzi.
Lorraine and John had 2 children - Lorna-jane and Frasier.
Lorna-Jane married Juan and had 4 children,
Frasier married Suzi and had 3 children.
Lorraine and John had twins.
Frasier and Juan were cousins.
Suzi and Lorna-Jane were cousins.
Ricardo had a sister,
Lorna-Jane had a brother,
Frazier had a sister, Suzi had 2 brothers.

For the above relationships to exist, How many were there, grandparents, parents, children, cousins and siblings in all?

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Here Goes..... | Comment 29 of 52 |

16 people:  Named are John, Diane, Jon, Lorraine, Ricardo, Juan, Suzi, Lorna-Jane, Frazier. Unnamed are Lorna-Jane and Juans 4 kids, Frazier and Suzi's 3 kids.  Ricardo has no children. 

4 grandparents:  John, Diane, Jon, and Lorraine.  Their grandkids are Lorna-Jane and Juans 4 and Frazier and Suzi's 3.

8 Parents: John, Diane, Jon, Lorraine, Juan, Suzi, Lorna-Jane, Frazier.  Ricardo had no children.

12 Children:  Ricardo, Juan, Suzi, Lorna-Jane, Frazier, the twins (2) of Lorna-Jane and Juan, their two other children, and Suzi and Fraziers 3 kids.

12 Cousins: The same as the children since they're all related.  Ricardo, Juan, and Suzi are cousins to Lorna-Jane and Frazier, Juan and Lorna-Jane's 4 kids are cousins to Frazier and Suzi's 3.  I'm confused a little because I'm not sure if we're counting cousin pairs (i.e. Ricardo & Lorna-Jane, Ricardo & Frazier, etc) or just individuals who are considered cousins. 

16 Siblings: Same number of people, everyone in the puzzle has a sibling.  Once again, I'm not sure if we're talking about individual siblings or paired off siblings, so I'll go with the more logical of the two. 


  Posted by Staci on 2005-04-11 22:20:48
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